SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.9 número2Cambios en los hábitos de salud oral en pacientes infectados por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana¿Por qué se le tiene miedo al dentista?: Estudio descriptivo de la posición de los pacientes de la Sanidad Pública en relación a diferentes factores subyacentes a los miedos dentales índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google

Compartir


RCOE

versión impresa ISSN 1138-123X

Resumen

SAAVEDRA-MARBAN, Gloria; PLANELLS DEL POZO, Paloma  y  RUIZ-EXTREMERA, Ángela. Orofacial pathology in children born under high-risk conditions: A pilot study. RCOE [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.2, pp.151-158. ISSN 1138-123X.

Introduction: Children born in high-risk conditions present a higher risk of suffering from illnesses. At the oral level, previous studies have mainly observed enamel hypoplasia, dental caries and palate anomalies. Our objective was to know orofacial pathology and its relation with low birth weight in a group of children born in Granada, Spain, under high-risk conditions. Patients and method: The sample comprised 60 children between 4-6 years born in high-risk conditions who needed neonatal intensive care. A descriptive study was carried out to determine the pathology in these children as well as a single variant statistical analysis to analyse the variables in terms of birth weight. Results: We observed a statistically significant relationship between birth weight under 1,550 grams and perinatal variables. The percentage of dental structure anomalies, dental caries, orofacial habits and traumatised teeth observed in our sample was high, showing a statistically significant relationship with birth weight. The hygienic habits and previous dental assistance were scarce, not being related with birth weight. Conclusions: The neonatal data are important and have to be taken into account. They supply information about sequels in children born in high-risk conditions and will allow the paediatric dentist to establish preventive and therapeutic protocols for the children.

Palabras clave : Children; High-risk; Oral; Pathology.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons